It was reported
last month that Miami's own Jim Mandich is courageously fighting cancer. The news hit everyone in the Dolphins community
very hard, but without hesitation the positive wishes came pouring out. We would also like to include our well wishes and
prayers to Jim and his family.
Jim - You're
a fighter! Stay strong and know that you have unlimited love and support all around the globe! GET WELL SOON!
Please join us, and our fellow Dolphins Fan Website Moderators,
by sending your best wishes to Jim via the website that was set up: http://getwelljimmandich.com
We're had the absolute privilege
of meeting Jim many times during our trips to Phins games, but without a doubt, one of our favorites was in Houston, when
he and the guys joined the Dolfans in some pre-game cheers! (photo below is from that day).
Dolphins Fan Ralph! Friday, February 5th, 2010
As you're all gearing up for
an exciting Super Bowl weekend (would be better with the Phins, of course!), please keep in mind that our fellow Dolfan, Ralph
Lanier, Jr, is a finalist in the Monster.com "Director of NFL Fandemonium" contest!! It would be awesome to see
a Miami Dolphins fan win this contest! These are the last couple days to vote, so let's give Ralph the final push
to WIN! Click HERE to go to the website. You can see his videos and also cast your vote. He's done an awesome job in the competition so
far and we think he'd be a perfect Director of Fandemonium!! Best of luck, Ralph!!
Miami Dolphins and Toys for Tots! Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
As we look ahead to next week, let's take note that it's now
December and the holiday season is rapidly approaching. As always, the Miami Dolphins are very much committed to helping their
community and those less fortunate. Please remember all of the children out there who aren't able to have a happy holiday
season and please do your part to change that. THIS SUNDAY, when the Dolphins take on the rival Patriots,
the Marines will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots at stadium entry gates. If you are attending the game,
PLEASE bring a toy (or several toys) to contribute. If you are not attending the game, but know someone who is, please give
them a toy (or several toys) to contribute, while also encouraging that person to do the same. If you are not attending the
game and do not know someone who is, you can still help! Please spread the word, whether via e-mail or Facebook or Twitter,
so that people know that this collection will be taking place.
Thanks again for your help in
making someone's holidays happy!
Web Weekend Videos Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
to believe that football season has flown by and that it's already December! Tall Michelle and I had a great time at Web
Weekend a few weeks ago, and for old time's sake, we even put together a video for you. That video will be posted soon,
but in the meantime, I'm happy to share with you a video that I put together for our friend Jim, who is a part of www.phinphanatic.com
Jim was unable to join us at this year's Web Weekend, because
he is serving his country in Iraq. Everyone is so proud of him and honored to call him our friend. Web Weekend wasn't
the same without Jim and I wish him a very safe return home and look forward to seeing him again soon!
Thank you to Jim, and to all the men and women who are out there protecting us.
THANK YOU!!! Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
Wow!! This past weekend was so awesome in so many ways!!
As you know, Tall and I reunited in Miami for the annual Web Weekend, which is hosted by the Miami Dolphins for all their
fan websites. We can't wait to share with you all of the photos, videos and stories. Keep checking back! For now,
we just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of our fellow fan websites who voted and led us to win the Best Features and Fan Columns
Webbie Award! It's such an honor to be recognized, especially amongst so many incredible websites. We are proud to share
this category with our good friend, Bitchin' Dave! Be sure to check out the Dol-Fans page on the Miami Dolphins website to see all the different fan websites out there for you to enjoy. Thank you also
to all of our loyal readers who have made the past four years of 2michelles.com so amazing! GO DOLPHINS!!!
a Personal Bye Week(s) Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Sorry guys, I know it's
been awhile since the last update, but with the combination of technical issues with the site and a hectic few weeks at work,
I haven't been able to keep up with adding new content here. But, I'm back! And just to keep you in the loop, here
are a few things that have gone on in the last few weeks...
1.) DolfansNYC hosted a tailgate in the parking lot of The Meadowlands and it was wildly successful! We had a great time and it was so fun
to walk into that stadium with all the aqua and orange!
2.) On that same day, Tall Michelle celebrated her birthday
and the Dolphins gave her an awesome gift....A nice sweep of those stinkin' Jets! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TALL!
While on the phone with Tall that day, she mentioned that she was watching the game with some other Phins fans at a really
fun bar in Charleston. Could be the start of a new fan club! Stay tuned!
4.) DolfansNYC hosted an awesome fundraiser
at Third and Long and we raised a bunch of money for the I Will Foundation, which is an amazing charity started by the bar's owner.
Well, now that you're all caught up, let's
THE 2MICHELLES ARE REUNITING! This weekend we travel down to Miami for our third
Web Weekend! We're so excited and will definitely share stories and photos with you once we return. We're bringing
along Tino, (affectionately known as The 3rd Michelle), who you've seen in our videos and who has been a part of our team
since Day 1.
And last, but definitely not least, a very cool community initiative is being executed by The Miami Dolphins and we encourage EVERYONE who is attending the game to participate. Here are the details:
attending Sunday's game vs. the Buccaneers are encouraged to bring canned food and non-perishable food items - canned
meats (tuna, chicken, etc), beef stew, canned vegetables, canned fruits, beans, rice, peanut butter and mac & cheese for
Feeding South Florida, formerly the Daily Bread Food Bank. There will be volunteers at all entry gates collecting the
food. Help those less fortunate in South Florida this Thanksgiving by sharing with those in need.
Please, guys, in the spirit of the holidays, please do your parts to make this year a good one for those who need
Football 101 For Women Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
We've received an e-mail from our fellow female Dolfan, Pauline Crowder (mother of the
Dolphins' own Channing Crowder). She has been dedicating her time to educating women on the game of football and helping
them to understand and appreciate this awesome game! It's always great to see the women out there supporting football
and especially the Dolphins! We wanted to share Pauline's e-mail with you and also let you know about some upcoming events
that she is hosting and how you can participate. Thank you Pauline!!
We have weekly seminars at Bokampers Sports Bar in Plantation at 7:00 p.m. right before Monday Night Football
We are also holding a seminar at the Bank Atlantic
Service Center on Cypress Creek this Tuesday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m. The seminars usually last about an hour and a half.
They are interactive -- questions are encouraged. Channing joins us near the end of the seminar, so everyone has an opportunity
to talk with him, have him sign autographs, take pictures, etc. In addition to being informative, they are lots of fun.
Live Seminars at Bokampers Sports
Bar and Grill MONDAY NIGHTS @ 7PM 1280 S. Pine Island Rd. Plantation, FL 33324 954-533-7152 www.bokampers.com Presented by V Georgio Vodka. Complimentary appetizers and drink specials. $25.00
Live Seminars at BankAtlantic 2100 W. Cypress Creek Ft Lauderdale,
Fl 33309 Tuesday, 1O/27/09 6:00pm
from the Win! Monday, October 19th, 2009
We hope you guys are all enjoying the
bye weekend. It was a crazy day in football as we saw some surprising wins by Oakland and Buffalo. We're sure all
you Dolfans enjoyed watching the Bills beat the Jets. :) You know who looked real good? The Saints.
And we're playing them next weekend. It should prove to be a good game and we have no doubt that our Dolphins are doing
everything they can to prepare. Cheer loud, Dolfans and if you're going to the game, please send us some pictures to post
on the site. Thanks to Sam for the photo below, which he took during the post-game celebration on October 12th after
our MNF victory! GO DOLPHINS!!!
the Win!!! Thursday, October 15th, 2009
We are still on a natural high after
kicking some Jets butt on Monday Night Football!!! Can't wait until November 1st! DolfansNYC is rolling into the Meadowlands
with over 30 Dolphins fans!!! We hope you guys are enjoying the bye weekend and basking in the glow of the W. As
you make your plans for the following weekend, please consider joining the Miami Dolphins as they participate in the RRA Alumni
Weekend to honor the 1982 and 1984 AFC Championship Teams. It's going to be an amazing weekend and we hope you are able
to attend! All of the information, including schedule of events and how to buy tickets, is listed below. Have a great weekend
and GO DOLPHINS!!!
Miami Dolphins 1982 and 1984 AFC Championship teams will be honored as part of the 2009 RRA Alumni Weekend festivities, presented
by Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Attorneys at Law, during the weekend of October 23-25. The weekend will culminate with the
Dolphins game against the New Orleans Saints at 4:15 p.m. at Land Shark Stadium. All proceeds from the unique and interactive
weekend will benefit the Miami Dolphins Foundation.
"This will be the largest turnout for Alumni Weekend from those great teams in
the 1980s," said Alumni, Youth and Special Projects Director Nat Moore who was a wide receiver for the Dolphins from
1974-86. "I have great memories of those two teams in particular and can’t wait to relive special moments with
my teammates and fans, while raising money in support of our foundation’s initiatives to make a positive impact on youth
in South Florida."
are invited to take part in the many events scheduled during Alumni Weekend which kicks off on Friday, October 23 with a Gala
Party and Auction at Land Shark Stadium. The evening will start with a VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. with players and coaches
from the 1982 and 1984 teams, Hall of Famers and Honor Roll alumni players, followed by a cocktail hour and the gala party,
with fabulous live entertainment, dancing and games, from 8 to 11 p.m.
"It’s going to be special to get the
1984 team back together for the first time." said Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino who was named NFL MVP after the
1984 season where he set six NFL season passing records including the records for most touchdown passes (48) and most passing
yards (5,084) in a single season. "It was a great year, not only for me, but for all of the players and coaches. We were
able to win the AFC Championship and make it to the Super Bowl. I have great memories from that year and I am glad for all
of my teammates that their accomplishments are being recognized."
Saturday, October 24 will feature the annual Alumni
Weekend Golf Classic at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa’s Blue Monster golf course. A shotgun start is scheduled for 8:30
a.m., followed by an Awards Cocktail Party at 1:00 p.m.
"I look forward to seeing the other players and coaches that were a part of my
generation," said linebacker A.J. Duhe who intercepted three passes against the New York Jets in the 1982 AFC Championship
Game. "I have wonderful memories from those teams that will be with me forever and I can’t wait to sit back, laugh
and have a great time with my teammates and fans."
A salute of both teams will take place at halftime of the Dolphins-Saints game on Sunday,
October 25, preceding a 2:15 p.m. pregame tailgate party and the presentation of the 2009 Unsung Hero Award. The Unsung Hero
Award was established in 2004 to honor a former Dolphins player who might not have received the recognition he deserved during
his playing days.
more information on Alumni Weekend events and to purchase tickets, please contact the Miami Dolphins Community Relations Department
at (954) 452-7171.
Schedule of Events for 2009 RRA Alumni Weekend
Friday, October 23 -
Alumni Weekend Gala Party and Auction Land Shark Stadium 6:30 p.m. - VIP Reception 7:00 p.m. - Cocktail Party 8:00 p.m. - Gala Party and Auction
Sunday, October 25 2:15
p.m. - Pregame Tailgate party Pregame - Unsung Hero Presentation 4:15 p.m. Kickoff vs. New Orleans Saints Halftime
- 1982 and 1984 Teams Salute
to Know The Dolphins: Interview with Anthony Fasano Wednesday, October 7th,
It's been awhile since we posted one of these, but we've been a little
distracted by the start of the regular season. :)
In our final installment of the "Get to
Know The Dolphins" series, we had the opportunity to chat with Tight End, Anthony Fasano after his incredibly successful
charity golf tournament.
Check out what he has to say about The Anthony Fasano Foundation, Halloween
and his hidden talent.
the Win!! Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
What a game!!! Sunday's face off with the Bills gave us Dolfans the much needed win that we've been looking
for! The cheering didn't stop all afternoon, and the mood was incredibly festive over at Third and Long with DolfansNYC!
It felt nice to have a WIN and such a big one at that! The Phins looked good and worked hard
to break the losing streak.
Next week we host the Jets on Monday Night Football. Will be interesting
to see them try to bounce back after the Saints handed them their butts on a platter.
On an unrelated
note - We would like to send our very best wishes to our good friends, Lynsey and Jeff, who welcomed their first baby this
morning! Lynsey has been a friend of the 2Michelles from Day 1 and has appeared in many of our videos. She and her husband
are avid sports fans and we're sure their little boy already has a plethora of baby jerseys in his wardrobe! CONGRATS
LYNSEY AND JEFF!!!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul
Soliai and his wife, following the tragic tsunami in American Samoa that took the lives of several of their family members.
We hope that they can find comfort during the difficult days ahead and may the memories of their families help them as they
Dolphins - Aqua, Orange and PINK! Thursday, October 1st, 2009
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our Miami Dolphins are very active in raising awareness and raising
funds to help find a cure! For any Dolphins home game in October, you can purchase an Upper Sideline seat for just $52, a
$30 savings. Plus, with every purchase the Miami Dolphins Foundation will donate $10 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more
information, please visit http://www.miamidolphins.com/support
As in years past, we'd like to honor our friend Marni's mother, Donna Glick, who sadly lost her fight
against Breast Cancer. Donna, an avid football fan, is and always will be missed. We are proud to honor her and to see
the football community contribute to a cause that meant so much to her.
Almost Perfect Weekend Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
It was another adventure in football for me this past weekend as I traveled out to San Diego to catch the Dolphins/Chargers
game. Lots of things went right and one big thing went wrong (well, two, if you count Pennington's injury).
Let me start with the good…So, I flew out to Los Angeles to visit my best friend Marni and on Saturday, we
drove to San Diego. The weather was beautiful and the traffic was minimal. We arrived at the hotel and pulled into the side
entrance. I was getting ready to step out of the car, when a couple guys in Dolphins shirts came over to let us know that
they were expecting some buses and that we had to move the car. I got out to go check in, and Marni drove off to park. As
I walked towards the entrance, I noticed two big buses pulling in. I had a feeling it would be the team coming back from practice
and I was right! It was so cool to stand there and get to see them all head inside. What a way to start the weekend!
The day was beautiful, so Marni and I walked around the city and then headed back to the hotel to watch some college
football at the sports bar. We met up with miamidolphins.com writer Andy Kent, and I had a chance to catch up with him, which
was great. I also bumped into Kim Bokamper and had a chance to say hello.
There were lots of
Dolfans in the hotel lobby and everyone was psyched about meeting the players as they walked through. Since I wear #34 on
gamedays, I definitely wanted to meet Ricky Williams, but it seemed that every time I talked to someone in the lobby, I had
just missed him. It didn't seem like it was in the cards this time. However, my luck changed when I was heading
back to the lobby after the college games, and I ran into "The Hen" from Phinfever.com. He told me that Ricky was downstairs by the entrance. I immediately lost my nerve and became incredibly shy! Thankfully,
Hen and Marni came with me and Hen got his attention and he came over and took a picture with me! Yay! :) He also signed the
banner that I bring with me to Third and Long for DolfansNYC. Awesome!!!
Sunday morning we drove
over to Qualcomm and walked around the tailgate and there were DOLPHINS FANS EVERYWHERE! I read online that there would be
a bunch of fans in section B3, so we headed that way, and sure enough, the entire row was Dolphins fans! We may as well have
been at Landshark Stadium! We headed into the stadium early and walked down to the front to watch the team practice. There
were so many people cheering for the Phins, it was awesome!
When I first planned
this trip, I looked into a few different options for getting tickets, but never really confirmed anything. Unfortunately,
Marni wasn't able to stay in San Diego for the game, so I would be flying solo. Thankfully, I knew a bunch of people who
were making the trip out, so I figured I'd just get a ticket at the last minute online and find something in one of the
sections that my friends would be in.
WELL….in keeping with the theme of my almost perfect
weekend, I got a call from my buddy Jon, whose friend had to cancel on him at the last minute. His friend, however, was nice
enough to put us in touch with someone who he knew could help us with getting tickets and sure enough, it worked out! And
boy did it work out! Not only did we score tickets to the game, but they were in the Suite of Fenway Sports Group!!! The suite
was great, plenty of space to walk around, lots of delicious food and the people were really nice. We even got to meet Dolphins
CEO, Mike Dee when he stopped by to say hello!!
The weekend as definitely a lot of fun...but,
like the Patriots of 2007, it was almost perfect…..
Here's what went wrong: 1.) We lost 2.) Pennington got injured (get well soon, Chad!!!)
as an add-on to the wrong: 3.) Jets won 4.) Pats won
I look forward to seeing how the season unfolds now that Henne
is taking over. And with the recent addition of Thigpen, it should definitely be interesting to see what happens. Stay tuned….
Still, it was an amazing trip and I got great pictures!!! To check out all of my photos from the San Diego, click
HERE…..and PS….GO DOLPHINS!!!
next time.... -Short Michelle
Ouch! Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
else still feeling the pain from last night? What a heartbreaker! A tough game and definitely one that I thought would end
with a win. We had a terrific turnout with DolfansNYC at Third and Long. Everyone on the edge of their seats, cheering, making lots of noise. It was a fun night! (despite the
final score). I have to send thanks to my buddy Sam in Miami who texted me some photos from the stadium (see below). It looks
like the atmosphere was festive and the fans were out to show their support.
Here's a link
to my photos from last night. Click HERE. More to come later on the DolfansNYC Flickr account HERE.
Let's look ahead to next week and remember what that big Week 3 victory started for
us last year. I'm heading out to San Diego to see our Phins in person for the first time this season and I CAN'T WAIT!
Who else is going? Who's tailgating? Where are you sitting? Lets make some noise Dolfans!!!
you're in New York, head over to Third and Long and join your fellow Dolfans. If you are in the Charleston area, please
send us an e-mail as Tall Michelle is working on setting up a fan club there as well. Also, if you are a member of a Dolphins
fan club/group anywhere else, please let use know so we can share that information with other Dolfans looking to get together.
We're painting the globe aqua and orange!
Football, Football, and
Friday, September 18th, 2009
Dolphins vs Falcons Recap from Tall Michelle:
When I woke up
Thursday morning the anticipation of seeing my Dolphins play again was insane. Before that could happen though I had a 5 hour
drive to Atlanta and a college game to get thru. I had made a deal with my boyfriend that I would go with him to see his team
Clemson play Georgia Tech if he would go with me to see my Dolphins. That was a hard deal for me to make because I am a Carolina
fan! Needless to say, I made it thru Thursday night and although it was my college rival playing I actually found myself cheering
for his team. It wasn't a sudden love for Clemson I can promise. It was simply the fact of being back in a stadium, surrounded
by fans, and watching football again after a LONG offseason. Now I was pumped and Sunday couldn't come soon enough!!
Before leaving Charleston, the President of the Chattanooga Dolfan club, Bill , had reached out to me and invited
me to their tailgate to meet all the Dolfans that traveled with their group. In the past few seasons Short and I have been
to some amazing tailgates and this one was no exception! I walked up and Bill was frying Falcon wings, Papa Pump was dancing,
the Dolphin Bandits were energizing the crowd and the Dolphin colors were everywhere!! I was home!! Their were two Falcon
fans set up next to us and being good sports they offered me some potato salad to go with my wings. I politely declined. Potato
After an amazing tailgate I said farewell to the over
100 Dolfans and Bill and headed to the Georgia Dome. We had a game to play!! Along the way I ran into more Dolfans, each with
the hope of a Dolphin victory and predicitions for the season. Falcon fans were out in full force as well but all in all everyone
By now we all know the score of the game but I will say I truly enjoyed singing
our fight song in the Georgia Dome surrounded by the enemy. And yes, I mean the original fight song, the one Short plays before
every game, banjo's included!!
So now we move on to next week, the season home opener
against the Colts. I will be cheering from Charleston and Short will be in NYC, but if you happen to be in Downtown Chattanooga,
then stop by the Mudpie, located at 12 Frazier Avenue and say hello to Bill and the incredible Dolfans that watch there every
Thanks Bill for putting together an awesome event and GO DOLPHINS!!!
check out all of Tall Michelle's photos from her trip, click HERE
Monday Monday, September 14th, 2009
As if the start of the week isn't bad
enough to deal with, there's something about your team losing that makes it THAT much worse to deal with the weekend being
over. Yeah, so the Phins lost. :( Not good. However, it's only the first game, and like most of the other
fans out there, I am still very hopeful for a terrific season!
I can tell you one thing that made this better
to deal with --- there was NO shortage of Dolphins fans gathered together in New York City....WHAT JETS FANS?!?! Dolphins
fans took over as we hosted the start of the first full season of DolfansNYC, New York City's OFFICIAL Miami Dolphins
Fan Club. Igor (from boredwithlosing.com) and I started this club last year in the hopes of creating a home base for the other aqua and orange-wearing fans having
to deal with Jets and Pats fans. We had NO idea what to expect. The turnout was phenomenal and we had so many Phins fans there
cheering with us. (photos below). For more information on our group, please visit www.dolfansnyc.blogspot.com
Tall Michelle had the chance to drive down to Atlanta and attend the game. I received the following e-mail from
Hey everyone!! Football is officially back and I couldn't be happier despite
the score of yesterday's game! I drove to Atlanta to of course watch my beloved Dolphins play but also to catch a college
game......Clemson vs. Georgia Tech! It was a weekend filled with football and fun! Driving back to Charleston now but will
post a story and photos from my adventure in the next few days. Thank you to all the incredible Dolfans who made this
such a memorable game!! Go Dolphins!! Tall Michelle
Thanks Tall! Look forward to hearing more
about your trip. OK guys, I'm out. I hope you enjoy my photos below and keep checking back for updates!
All New York Dolfans!!! Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
Tonight is the last of our
four pre-season games and that means that the regular season is a little over a week away!! The New York City Miami Dolphins
fan club, DolfansNYC, will be continuing what was started last year....gathering as many fans in NYC together to watch the
games and have a great time! Last year we had an awesome group of people gather every week, and it was always a lot of fun!
We have tons of awesome things planned for the season, including raffles, prizes, pools, tailgating, fundraising for
the I Will Foundation, surprises from the Dolphins themselves and many more! We're finalizing the design of our website, so make sure
you bookmark www.dolfansnyc.com and keep checking back often! We are also on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr! If you, or anyone you know, is going to be in New York, then definitely come join us and cheer on our Miami Dolphins!
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BE THERE....SEPTEMBER 13th....1:00pm...THIRD AND LONG (35th and 3rd)......
to Know The Dolphins: Interview with Brandon Frye Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Hey guys! We're excited to bring you the next installment in our "Get to Know the Dolphins" series. Tall
Michelle had a chance to speak with our very own Brandon Frye. Check out what he had to say about his day of golf, giving
back to the community and his favorite Halloween costumes.
You! Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
We wanted to give a very special shout out to
our buddy Jim, who is part of the amazing website www.phinphanatic.com We hung out with Jim and his brothers at the last two Web Weekends and had a great time cheering with
them at the games! His brother Brian recently sent an e-mail letting us know that Jim has been deployed to Iraq
as of a couple weeks ago. Jim - Thank you so much for serving this country and defending our freedoms! All
our best wishes for a very safe return!! Our thanks to all the men and women who are serving our
country! Below are two photos that Brian recently received from his brother. There is no doubt that he is
a true fan and we're so glad that the Phins' aqua and orange helps him feel that much closer to home!
Friday, August 21st, 2009
been awhile since I've posted here. Where has the summer gone?! As you all know, we had our first pre-season game on Monday
and it was a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars!! Now, I know that people say that pre-season doesn't mean anything,
blah blah blah, but I LOVE it! It symbolizes the start of my favorite time of year. Sure we're all upset that summertime
is ending, but that just means there's more fun ahead....FOOTBALL!! I, for one, really enjoyed seeing all the guys out
on the field, in their uniforms and playing the game. Not gonna lie, I did my fair share of clapping and cheering, despite
the score not counting towards anything.
This weekend we have another game to look forward to, as the Fins take on the Carolina Panthers in Miami. For those of you
going to the stadium --- have fun! Send us pictures and cheer loud!
So I know that we've been
posting individual player interviews from the very successful Anthony Fasano Golf Tournament, and we do have two more
in store for you, but for today, in honor of the weekend, I thought I'd post a few fun items for you guys to enjoy.
First of all, some of you may already know that there's a video floating around of Tall and I dancing
at a pre-game tailgate last year with Big Papa Pump and Andrea and Nicole (the wife and daughter of Phinfever's T-Rock, who is dearly missed). Well, our buddy Igor from boredwithlosing.com, took that footage of us dancing (not sure what we were dancing to), and he muted the audio and overlayed the new T-Pain
rendition of the Dolphins fight song.
Much to my surprise, I received calls and texts the next day from various
friends saying that the video was picked up by Sports Illustrated, The Miami Herald and none other than the gossip site, TMZ!!!
Unfortunately, the feedback on the song was not very positive, but it's still really cool that it got picked up by all
those sites!! The video even made an appearance on the evening news in Orlando. Too funny!
the links to the sites where the video was posted:
And, in keeping with the topic of music
and the Dolphins, I'm really proud to post this video from two of the Miami Dolphins' biggest fans. 13 year old
Myles and his dad Nick wrote their own song to get psyched for the upcoming season. I have to say, it's AWESOME!!!
The lyrics are great and tune is really fun and catchy. Both are incredibly talented and totally rock out with this song!
They are also fellow NY Dolfans, so they proudly support our team against those pesky Bills, Jets and Pats fans. Myles is
in a band and you can check out his website for upcoming show info. www.mylesmancuso.com
And lastly, just to update you on how Tall and I have been spending the off-season....
She has been enjoying some quality family time in Charleston, SC and has
had a fun summer rediscovering her old stomping grounds. She was recently in NYC and we were able to catch up. I know she's
planning some trips to upcoming Dolphins games and is looking forward to cheering on the team!
As for me, I had a chance to work on my other hobby - playing drums (again, keeping with the music theme). I'm really
only posting this video because of the shout-out I got on stage for wearing my Dolphins wristbands. Thought you guys might
enjoy that (it's right around the 1:58 mark). Also, the theme was 80's, hence the song selection. I'm currently
working on a song for the next show and there's a good chance it'll be a football song....that's all I'll
say for now. :)
I hope you all have a great weekend and LET'S
Get to Know The Dolphins:
Interview with Akin Ayodele Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
We're excited to bring you the next installment in our "Get to Know the Dolphins" series. I had a chance to
catch up with Linebacker, Akin Ayodele. Check out what he had to say about preparing for gameday, the resident locker room
jokesters and his charity, Akin's PATH.
Get to Know
The Dolphins: Interview with Brandon London Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
We're excited to bring you the next installment in our "Get to Know the Dolphins" series. Tall Michelle had
a chance to catch up with Wide Receiver, Brandon London. Check out what he had to say about video games, his day golfing,
Channing Crowder and more!
Fasano Golf Video & Get to Know The Dolphins! Monday, July 13th, 2009
Dolfans! As you know, the Anthony Fasano Golf Classic was a huge success and we are excited to share the footage from the
day with you. Please be sure to visit MiamiDolphins.com and click on Aquavision. You can type in Anthony Fasano's name and the video will come up. Or, for the next few days
you'll be able to access it from the main page.
In addition, we will be bringing you some really great footage
from the event, where we had the opportunity to chat with some our our Miami Dolphins and really get to know them. What are
their superstitions? Favorite music? etc. Keep checking back here and we'll provide updates. Here is the first in our
Get to Know The Dolphins series - Joey Haynos. Enjoy!
Oh, and who else is COMPLETELY PSYCHED that the season is
getting closer and closer!?!?! :) GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
We'd like to send a VERY special thank you to
Miami Jen for her awesome camera work and for all of her help the day of the Tournament!!
A Huge Success!!!
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
had the absolute honor of attending the Anthony Fasano Foundation's 2nd Annual Golf Classic, to benefit REED Academy. Tall Michelle flew up from Charleston for the event, and Miami Jen from DolfansNYC joined me as well. It was an incredible
day from start to finish! The guys over at Lunar Sports Group really did a fantastic job of coordinating every detail to ensure perfection. The attendees had a lot of fun and the
athletes were so gracious in spending time with the fans and really just hanging out with everyone.
We had the opportunity to film the event, and even got to interview several
of the Dolphins players that were there. In addition, we met other guys from around the NFL, who were more than happy to talk
to us about Anthony Fasano and the amazing impact he's had on his community and what an all-around great guy he is.
I've got lots of awesome footage to share with you guys and will be editing
every night after work to try and get that to you ASAP!
Following the success of yesterday's event, you can bet that everyone is already counting down the days until the 3rd
Congrats to Anthony Fasano
on a job well done! A true superstar both on and off the field!
Here are a few photos I took at both the golf event and the pre-party
the night before. Will share Tall's and Jen's pictures when they send them along:
Me and Tall at the pre-party
Tall, Me and Miami Jen at the pre-party
Brandon Frye and Joey Haynos
Me with Akin Ayodele
Me with my birthday buddy, Brandon Jacobs of the Giants....both of us born on July 6th! :)
With Ryan Grant of the Green Bay Packers
With Joey Haynos --- And I thought Tall Michelle was Tall!!
The man responsible for the event - the awesome Anthony Fasano!
UPDATED LIST for Anthony Fasano Golf Tournament
Thursday, June 25th, 2009
football fans! We are just a few short days away from what is shaping up to be one of the greatest charity events EVER! Tall
is back for a visit and along with Miami Jen, the three of us will be joining some of the greats from the sports
world for a day on the golf course. Here is the list of updated attendees from all different sports and teams. The Dolphins
turnout is AWESOME and we can't wait to meet them!
We'll be there, video camera and mic in hand, and are looking forward
to sharing our video with you once it's finished. If any of you have a specific question you'd like us to ask anyone
from the list, please e-mail us and we'll do our best to get it done!
Also, there are still
a few spaces available, if you or anyone you know, is interested in participating in the tournament. It's for a great
cause and we encourage everyone to sign up! Here's the link for more information on how you can be a part of this amazing
on Anthony Fasano Golf Classic Thursday, June 4th, 2009
In April, we announced the upcoming Anthony Fasano Golf
Classic to benefit the Reed Academy. (scroll down to see the previous post). Well, the wait for the list of attendees is over!!
Here are the names of the Miami Dolphins players who are scheduled to join Anthony Fasano on Monday, June 29th, for
a day of golf, fun and giving back:
Joey Porter Believe me, this event is going to
be AWESOME! Tall will be flying up and we are really looking forward to this day. We'll have opportunities to talk to
the Dolphins players, as well as Dolfans who will be in attendance. Believe me, YOU GUYS DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! What's
better than a day out on the golf course with some of your favorite football players, while supporting a great cause?!
REED Academy (Bergen County, NJ) is a non-profit school serving children with autism.
The school was founded in 2003 by a group of committed parents in response to the lack of appropriate services to meet the
special needs of their children. The parents and faculty of REED work tirelessly to help children with autism reach their
For more information on how you can sign
up, check out the flyer below or click HERE. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
I thought it would be fun to check out some comedy in NYC. My friend and I ended up at Comix on 14th Street (great venue,
by the way). The show was called 12 Angry Mascots, and it was sketch comedy based on sports. It was hosted by Scott Rogowsky (The Onion) and Neil Janowitz (ESPN), who did
a great job. The special celebrity guest for the evening was NY Giants' Tackle, David Diehl. He was really funny and one of his sketches included a great impression of Brett "Will I, or Won't I"
The evening was going well and then.... about halfway through the show they were introducing their
next guest....a loud-mouthed, cursing, die-hard Pats/Red Sox fan.
Before they even announced who it was, I burst
out with an OMG that made the table in front of us turn around.
Now Dolfans, you all remember our old pal Fitzy. But in case you don't, here's
a little reminder. For those of you who don't know, he is a die-hard Pats fan who runs his own website and posts videos every week
during football season about the Pats. Well, after the Miami Dolphins unleashed this little thing called the WILDCAT on the Pats, Michelle and I decided to retaliate. Click on this link and view the Video Responses section.
We thought he was going to start WWIII with us, but instead accepted
our taunting very graciously and we've had a love/hate relationship ever since. See Fitzy's comments here.
Anyway, back to last night....Fitzy comes out and knocks 'em dead. He's funny as hell
and I have to admit that I did cheer for him. He's a really funny guy who, sadly, cheers for a team that I can't stand.
But, I knew that I had to meet him. After the show, I walked over to the bar to ask if the comedians stayed to hang out with
the audience, when I heard a familiar voice next to me....FITZY!
I introduced myself as one
of his two favorite Dolphins fans, we shared a Bud Light and buried the hatchet.... for about 2.2 seconds. Then we talked
football and I informed him that the Fins would not repeat last year, they would improve on it. He obviously disagreed, but
we all know the truth, right Dolfans?!
Seriously, though, he's hysterical. You should
definitely check out his website, www.townienews.com. His 2009 Draft video will have you laughing out loud.
Yes, I still hate the Pats, but with a fan like Fitzy,
it makes hating them a lot more fun!
And Fitzy....this one's for you....GO DOLPHINS!!!!!
Me and Fitzy
Just Got Happier! Monday, May 18th, 2009
The Miami Dolphins players have been
very busy during the off-season. They've been out making a difference in the lives of others and doing
their parts to help out. We've mentioned several charitable initiatives of the team and of individual players. And Channing
Crowder is no stranger to lending a hand.... This Wednesday he is participating as a celebrity bartender to raise money
to benefit Women in Distress. Their mission is to provide victims of domestic violence with safe shelter, crisis intervention
and resources. It's an amazing organization and we encourage all of you to stop by the event.
May 20th 5:00pm - 7:00pm 15th Street Fisheries and Dockside Cafe (all details are on the flyer below)
What's cooler than happy hour with Channing Crowder?!?! :)
Sam!!! Thursday, May 14th, 2009
We would like to send very happy birthday wishes
to our good friend, and fellow Dolfan, Sam! You've met him in many of our videos during the past two seasons. Sammy
- We hope you have an AWESOME birthday!!!
Out the #99 Jerseys Again! Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
It was a nice lunch break
for me at work today when I logged onto the Sun-Sentinel's website and read Ethan Skolnick's article about the potential resigning of JT, which as of 10 minutes ago was officially confirmed. As of this afternoon, Jason
Taylor is a Miami Dolphin again! As you all may know, he spent last season with the Washington Redskins and was released during
this off-season. Dolfans around the world are celebrating the re-signing, because let's face it, JT belongs in the aqua
and orange uniform! The team had a kickass season last year and it'll be great to see what this season will bring.
And now with JT back on Defense, it will be very interesting to watch what happens. I'll be honest, I had mixed feelings
about it, but now that it's official, I'm definitely seeing the benefits and it's all very exciting! I hope
none of you got rid of your #99 jerseys because you'll need them again come this Fall. Welcome back, JT!
Until Kickoff! Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Now that the Draft is over, there is
plenty to look forward to. I'm psyched about the new draft class and can't wait to see how the players develop over
time. I know that 136 days must seem like an eternity, but I think it'll be here before we know it!
day for me was exciting and also a little stressful. My initial plan was to do the same thing that I did last year. I
went Friday for a little bit and then returned Saturday around 7am to see how the line had grown and get some footage for
the video. Unfortunately for me, this year the wristband policy was slightly altered. This year, instead
of making fans wait all night, the NFL opened the doors at midnight and started giving out wristbands right then and there.
Once everyone had their passes, the doors were closed and that was it. I was planning on heading back the next morning
to film all the fans, but realized that there wouldn't be any fans on line. Good for fans who were waiting.....bad
for me. But, I still managed to get some good footage and had enough to put together a video.
Next bit of stress,
which I knew heading into the weekend, was the weather. For anyone who was in New York, you know that April had been unusually
cold, oftentimes freezing. So when they announced that Saturday would bring temps upwards of 85 degrees, everyone in the city
was psyched. Everyone except me, of course.
We did lose several people to the nice weather, but, we did
have some great fans stop in throughout the day and it was a lot of fun to get to hang out with them and enjoy the drink
specials that Third and Long had set up, exclusively for Dolphins fans. We also had several fun raffle prizes to give away
and thanks to the very generous people who stopped in, we raised a good amount of money for both the I Will Foundation
and The Boys and Girls Club of Miami.
After the Dolphins made their first pick (Vontae Davis), we decided to pack
up the party and Igor and I were trying to decide where to go for the 2nd Round. We ended up hopping in a taxi and speeding
up to Radio City Music Hall. We walked right up to the door, asked if they had 2 spare tickets and the next thing I knew,
we were in the 2nd Mezzanine level with all the Draftniks. It was awesome and we had a great time! The Pat White pick brought
a lot of cheers and definitely plenty of "Wildcat" talk.
I got home that night, exhausted, but happy
with how the day turned out (scroll down for photos).
If you live in NYC or know someone who does, definitely keep
checking back on www.dolfansnyc.com for updates. The first season of the Fan Club is going to be amazing!
And keep checking back here for updates
on the Anthony Fasano Charity Golf Tournament (details below). I can't reveal anything yet, but I do know that some big
name Dolphins players will be joining Anthony on the golf course and you DO NOT want to miss this event!
Weekend! Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
What a great weekend! All around the world,
Dolfans watched in anticipation to see who the Fins would pick for this year's draft class. There were many surprises
and a lot of happy fans once the weekend came to a close. Full write up on the weekend will follow shortly, but I wanted
to share photos and video with you guys. Be sure to go to www.miamidolphins.com and click on Draft Central. In the Multimedia section, there's a video for Dolfans in NYC. There you will see all the
fans at Radio City, as well as the ones who gathered at the home of NYC Miami Dolphins fans, Third and Long. Enjoy the
photos and I'll share some stories soon! GO DOLPHINS!!!
Dolfans at Third and Long
They started lining up early for wristbands!
Fellow Dolphins fan - Thomas from Germany!
Plenty of Fins jerseys present at Radio City.
Table with all the raffle prizes at the Dolfans NYC Draft party.
My first time inside the main room during the NFL Draft!
Igor and Rich watching the Draft unfold
Most of the cops were Jets fans, but that didn't stop me from supporting the Fins!
Dolfans waiting for their wristbands
The Miami Dolphins are on the clock!
Was great to see our friend Mike who we met last year at the Draft
Patrick - Another die-hard Dolfan who was celebrating the Draft with us
Igor enjoying Round 2 of the Draft
The Phintini - Courtesy of Third and Long - Best bar in NYC!
Play Golf with Anthony
Fasano & Support a Great Cause!
We spend each season cheering on our team and admiring
the skills of our favorite players, but there's a lot more to the team than just football. Besides being great on the
field, many Miami Dolphins are super heroes off the field as well. One such player is our very own Tight End, Anthony
Fasano. On June 29th, 2009 he will be hosting the 2nd Annual Anthony Fasano Golf Classic to benefit
the Reed Academy.
REED Academy (Bergen County, NJ) is a non-profit
school serving children with autism. The school was founded in 2003 by a group of committed parents in response to the lack
of appropriate services to meet the special needs of their children. The parents and faculty of REED work tirelessly to help
children with autism reach their fullest potential.
last year was incredibly successful and all the attendees had a great time! This year we are encouraging all of you to sign
up and participate. Not only are you supporting a terrific cause, but you're also going to have an amazing time out there
on the golf course with Anthony Fasano, as well as many of his coaches and teammates from the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys
and Notre Dame!
For more information on how you can sign up,
check out the flyer below. We look forward to seeing you there!
NFL Draft Time!!!
April 24th, 2009
Hey Dolfans! Even though we still have a long way to go until
Game 1 of the season, NFL fans everywhere are psyched about this weekend's draft. There are some terrific prospects out
there and half the fun of the Draft is speculating who each team will pick, in particular, our Miami Dolphins!
If you are in the tri-state area and would like to celebrate
Draft Day (without actually going to the draft), you have two terrific options!
1.) You can go to Miami Mike's Sports Zone in East Hanover, NJ. It's an awesome sports bar and they have lots of great things planned for the day,
including a vist from the Dolphins' own Anthony Fasano! If you haven't already been there, I highly
recommend it. Miami Mike is a die-hard Dolfan and it'll be an awesome day!
2.) You can party with NYC Dolfans at Third and Long in the city. It's the first event of the newly formed DolfansNYC Fan Club and Igor and I have been working
hard to make this a great day for everyone! We have drink specials, full draft coverage, an appearance by Rich Libero
(author of "This Could be the Year - My 30 Years as a Miami Dolphins Fan") and lots of great prizes, including autographed
merchandise, to be raffled off for charity. Scroll down below for our flyer advertising the event.
Finally, my good friend, Brian Miller, over at http://www.phinphanatic.com/ is hosting a pre-Draft radio show tonight, chock full of guests, who will give their opinions on tomorrow's
Draft. I'll be calling in to talk about DolfansNYC. Other guests include: Eric G. from
NFLFanHouse.com, Thomas Threlkeld of DCProsportsreport.com, Adam Best from the Fansided
Network, a special clip from Cat Crave Radio by Mike Minter on the draft from a players perspective.
In addition, Sun-Sentinel Miami Dolphins beat writer Harvery Fialkov will join us as will miamidolphins.com
senior writer Andy Kent.
8th, 2009 New York City Miami Dolphins Fan Club Draft Day Party!
Hey guys! If you live anywhere near NYC or feel like flying up, the newly formed Dolfans NYC Fan Club will be hosting
it's first party to kick-off the season. All details are below and if you have any questions, e-mail us at email@example.com
We look forward
to seeing you on April 25th and in the upcoming season.
Ireland Live Video Chat THIS FRIDAY! Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
Hey Dolfans! I
just heard about something really cool that the Dolphins are featuring on their website. This is AWESOME! With
less than a month remaining until the NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins are offering us fans the unique opportunity
to participate in a live video chat with General Manager Jeff Ireland. The chat will take place on Friday, April 3, at 10:45
a.m. (ET), exclusively on www.MiamiDolphins.com. You can begin submitting questions now by going to http://www.MiamiDolphins.com/AskJeffIreland So be sure to ask your questions, have fun and GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
And stay tuned for NFL Draft
Day party information coming SOON!!!
Photos and Free Agency Monday, March 2nd, 2009
Free agency is well underway and there have been a lot of moves already. As you may have read, Andre Goodman and Renaldo
Hill are heading to Denver. Not exactly the best news. We're definitely sad to see them leave. In addition, it looks like
Vonnie Holliday has been released. It's always sad to see some familiar and well-liked faces leave the team. Just one
of those bittersweet things about football. You spend so much time cheering for a particular player and then to see them depart
makes it a little less fun.
In happier news....one
of our absolute favorite players, CHANNING CROWDER, will be returing to the aqua and orange! AWESOME! He's a local favorite
and Dolfans around the world were definitely excited about his return.
good friend and fellow Dolfan website moderator, Brian Miller, has been reporting all of the Free Agency details on his
site http://www.phinphanatic.com/. We highly recommend you check it out for a well organized and up-to-the-minute recap of all the NFL happenings.
in New York are going well and plans for the NYC Dolphins Fan Club are in the works. Stay tuned for information on a Draft
I just returned from a vacation in Seattle where I had an opportunity to visit one of our good
friends, Jon, a big-time Dolfan who we met in 2006 in Pittsburgh for the Fins vs Steelers season opener. Jon has, by far,
the coolest basement I have EVER seen! It is absolutely DECKED out in Dolphins memorabilia! I've posted some photos below.
I have no plans to leave NYC, but if I ever do, I already told Jon that I'd pay rent to live in his basement, it's
Have a great week, Dolfans! We'll check back soon!
He's got 2 of these couches!
This is part of a very awesome aqua and orange bathroom
Jon's Letter to Santa when he was a kid. The majority of requests were for Dolphins gear!
There's anotherTV to the right of this one that can turn to face the hot tub on the deck. SWEET!
Best wine ever! And not just because of the name. :)
Jon was nice enough to let me play dress up. Like a kid in a candy store!
for Coach Sparano and Joey Porter!! Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
Sparano Nominated For Motorola NFL Coach Of The Year
Dol-Fans show your support and help Dolphins
Head Coach Tony Sparano win the Motorola Coach of the Year award. Sparano is one of six nominees selected whose game planning
played the greatest role in his team's success this season.
In his first year as the Dolphins' Head Coach,
Sparano led Miami to a single-season turnaround matched just once in NFL history. Sparano successfully orchestrated an improvement
from 2007's 1-15 record to the AFC East title, a playoff berth and an 11-5 record. The Dolphins' resurgence is the
best record posted by any team coming off of a 1-15 record. Sparano's Dolphins bounced-back from a 2-4 start to win nine
of their last 10 games. Sparano and his staff introduced the "Wildcat" offense, which led to 580 yards and eight
touchdowns. The Dolphins' set an NFL record (tied by the Giants) committing only 13 turnovers in a 16-game season and
led the NFL in takeaway-giveaway ratio (plus-17). Sparano continued the development of veteran QB Chad Pennington and LB Joey
Porter. Pennington finished the season second in the NFL with a quarterback rating of 97.4. Porter’s 17.5 sacks set
a new Dolphin single season sack record for linebackers. Sparano was nominated for four Motorola NFL Coach of the Week awards,
Joey Porter Nominated For GMC Sierra Defensive Player Of The Year
Dol-Fans show your support and help Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter win the GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Year award.
Porter is one of five finalists that were selected for their outstanding performances throughout the 2008 NFL season.
Porter led the Dolphins with 17.5 sacks for a total of 96 yards in losses in 2008, the highest single season sack total
by a Dolphins linebacker and first in the AFC and second in the NFL. He contributed 47 tackles and four forced fumbles to
the defensive effort and notched four multiple sack games this season bringing his career total to 17 multiple sack games.
In the Dolphins’ 38-13 win in Week 3 over the New England Patriots, Porter sacked QB Matt Cassel four times. Porter
has a total of 81 career sacks, the most among linebackers since becoming a full-time starter in 2000 and the fourth-most
overall over those nine years (2000-2008). Porter was nominated three times for the GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week
award, winning once.
An Incredible Season!!! Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
Well, Dolfans, unfortunately our season has come to an end. But looking back on the last several months, we
definitely have plenty to celebrate! A new regime came in and took over the team and united them in a way that inspired
everyone around them. It was so much fun to watch the Dolphins work their way out of the 1-15 slump that hung over their heads
last season. Seeing their energy on the field always got the fans fired up, and you could tell that they appreciated seeing
all of us supporting them from the stands!
We are so proud to be Dolfans because as a community, everyone
really did their parts to support the team week after week, city after city. We've heard from so many of you across the
world that we wanted to take the opportunity to really show the global reach of Dolphins fans. In this week's video,
we painted the globe orange!! To learn more, visit www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles
We also counted
down the Top 10 moments of the regular season, with the help of our friends at Third and Long.
Thanks to everyone for continuing to watch our videos every week! It's really
been an absolute joy to talk to all the Dolfans and to hear from each and every one of you. Many thanks to the Miami Dolphins
organization for everything they do for their fans. This is such an amazing group of people. No other team in the NFL
does as much as they do for their fans!
Please be sure to keep checking in to www.2michelles.com during the off-season because we will continue to update the site, especially as we continue to build the
NYC Dolphins fan club.
HUGE Game!!! Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
There's no doubt that Dolfans around the world are
extremely excited for tomorrow's game. It's been an amazing season and we can't wait to see our team take the
field tomorrow!!! And if you want something else to get you even more pumped, you DEFINITELY want to check out these
two videos from the Miami Dolphins. They've given fans at home the opportunity to preview these clips which will
be played in the stadium tomorrow. Video #1 is a special thank you to all of the fans. Click HERE to watch. Video #2 will be played as the team takes the field. Click HERE to watch.
If you have pictures from game day, definitely share them with us and we'll post them on our website.
Have fun tomorrow, cheer loud and GO DOLPHINS!!!!
Do Their Part Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
A couple months ago, we drove out to
Woody's, the Dolphins bar in Hartford, CT. We had a great time hanging out with owners, Gary and Cindy, and all of the rest of the
Dolfans at the restaurant. They told us about their annual toy drive and holiday party that they host as part of their
efforts to help those in need during the holiday season. They were kind enough to share some photos with us from the event
and as you can tell, it was a GREAT success!! Woody's made a big difference by bringing holiday joy to
so many!! You guys are awesome!!
Happy New Year!!! January
Hello Dolfans! We hope that everyone had a great New Years celebration and that you're
ready for the big game on Sunday. We would love to hear from you....what are your plans for the game? Will you be attending?
Will you be hosting a party at your home? Or will you be meeting with other Dolfans at your local sports bar? We'll
be at Third and Long bar, the official home of NYC Miami Dolphins fans. If you're in the city, definitely stop by and
join the group! LET'S GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
VOTE for your Miami
Dolphins!!! Monday, December 29th, 2008
you're celebrating the big win, make sure you vote! The NFL has announced its award nominees for the week 17 games and
the Miami Dolphins have FOUR members of their team on that list!! So make sure you vote for:
Chad Pennington for the Fed-Ex Air Player of the WeekVOTE HERE Tony Sparano for the Motorola Head Coach of the WeekVOTE HERE Dan Carpenter for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the WeekVOTE HERE Andre Goodman for the GMC Sierra Defensive Player Of the WeekVOTE HERE
Still Celebrating!!! Monday, December 29th, 2008
AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Dolphins victory!!!! AFC East Champs!!!!
It's very difficult to focus on anything besides how amazing yesterday was. I love that we took last year's
record 1-15 and just carried the 1 over to the left to make it 11-5. What an incredible team!!!! They really have been so
much fun to watch and it's great that we get to continue cheering into the post-season!
So, I managed to hop
a stand by flight out of Miami yesterday and make it in time for the game. Funny enough, I had the choice to go on a 6:30am
flight or sleep an extra hour and get on the 7:45am. Either flight would have gotten me back in time. But I decided not to
risk it and took the earlier flight. Good thing too, because after I got to the airport, I saw on the monitor that the 7:45am
had been cancelled!! Thankfully, after no delays, I made it to the city, met up with some friends and we took the bus to the
Thank you to Dolphin Dan and the rest of the crew from Miami Mike's Sports Zone in NJ, for welcoming
us to their amazing tailgate! You guys will get to meet a bunch of them in the video, which will be posted this week.
It was so amazing to see all the Dolfans that came out for this game. You couldn't walk 2 seconds without seeing
aqua and orange. We completely dominated that stadium and the fans watching on TV could actually hear the Let's Go
Dolphins chant! :)
I posted a photo below of my friends and I at the game. Special thanks to my Mom for
making that awesome poster for me! I don't know if it got on TV, but I know a lot of the fans liked seeing it and we waved
it with pride. You can check out my photos from the game HERE.
Also - stay tuned for info on the Dolphins playoffs watch party that we're planning in NYC at Third
and Long. Calling ALL New York City Dolphins fans!!! Tall Michelle will be back from South Carolina and we'll definitely
WE LOVE THIS TEAM!!! LET'S GO DOLPHINS!!!!
vs Jets On Sunday Friday, December 26th, 2008
Hey Dolfans! Hope everyone is enjoying
their holidays! Just wanted to see who else was heading out to the Meadowlands this Sunday for the game. A few other
Dolfans and I (Short) were able to get some last minute tix. Anyone tailgating?
LET'S GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
The 2Michelles would like to wish you all the
very best for this holiday season! Enjoy celebrating with friends and family! We're so thankful to everyone that we've
met and e-mailed with along the way. Dolfans really are the best people in the world!
In honor of family and the
holidays, we put together a short holiday bonus video, which can be seen on www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles (also, our Week 16 video will be available shortly).
The best gift has been this amazing season of Dolphins football!!
All our best wishes and happy holidays!!! GO DOLPHINS!!!!
End of Week
Funnies Thursday, December 18th, 2008
So, back in the pre-season, I posted this
video and we won that game. Being that Tall Michelle and I are highly superstitious, I had to post it again. It's quite
possibly one of my favorite commercials and I hope you guys enjoy it too! I wish the weather in KC this
Sunday would be as nice as it looks in the commercial, but unfortuantely our Fins are facing some pretty bad
winter weather. Here's hoping that it won't be a factor and that they can bring home a win!! GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
PS...If you can't see the video by clicking on it, you can use THIS LINK.
Joey Porter! Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
We know that, like us, you're all
still celebrating the Dolphins victory over the 49ers! There were some very memorable plays during that game, and the performance
by our own Joey Porter has awarded him a nomination (again!) for the Week 15 GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week! His
three tackles and end of game sack helped the team secure the win. Be sure to show your support by VOTING for Joey Porter to win this week! Click HERE and be sure to cast your vote by this Thursday at 4:00pm EST. GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
Home Sweet Home!
Monday, December 15th, 2008
We've had some great times in the Dolphins Corner
over at the Hairy Monk, but with the recent flood of Pats fans, it never felt like home. Thankfully, our friend Justin told
us about a bar a few blocks away that had slowly morphed into a Dolphins bar over the course of the season. We checked it
out, and it was absolutely perfect!!! Third and Long, on 35th Street and 3rd Avenue is OFFICIALLY the home of NYC Miami Dolphins fans. We have the whole back section to
ourselves, the biggest TV showing the Fins, and best of all...VOLUME! We can hear everything right down to all the fans in
Dolphins stadium! It's awesome!!
And although, we still love our friends at the Monk (lots of the Pats fans
were really cool), it's time for a new chapter for the 2Michelles. Going forward, you can find us at Third and Long, cheering with all the other Dolfans!
So if you know anyone who lives here, is visiting or is planning on moving
to NYC, definitely tell them about this bar! Also, an official NYC Miami Dolphins FAN CLUB is in the works. We'll provide
more details on that very soon!
Special thanks to Curtis, the manager at Third and Long, for welcoming the Dolfan community! He also writes a great blog about the happenings at the bar (aside from football Sundays,
they have trivia nights, drink specials, holiday events and charity fundraisers to name a few). You can check out the blog
It was another victory for the Dolphins! Another nailbiter, but with a very happy ending! Special shout out to
our good friend Marni, who has done so much for the 2Michelles and who always supports the Dolphins...except when they play her Niners. :)
Photos! Thursday, December 11th, 2008
As promised, here is the LINK to my photos from Toronto. I also posted a couple of my favorites here on the site. Enjoy!
December 10th, 2008
This past weekend, the Miami Dolphins went down in history by defeating
the Buffalo Bills....in Canada! It was an incredible weekend and to be quite honest, did not feel at all like a Bills home
game. I arrived on Saturday and spent the afternoon walking around Toronto with my good friends, the Shed Dawgs, and everywhere we went, the Dolphins logo was proudly featured on hats, t-shirts, jerseys, jackets, etc. Dolphins fans were
taking over the city! Even some of the sporting goods stores had the Dolphins gear featured front and center, despite it being
considered a Buffalo home game.
due to a work conflict, Tall Michelle was unable to join me on the trip, so I asked Shed Dawg Mike to stand in. He did
great and a special thanks goes out to him and to Shed Dawg Rook who did a fantastic job with the camera.
It was mentioned in the video, but I wanted to express again
how deeply sorry we were to hear about the passing of Dan Marino, Sr. He was such an important part of the
Dolphins organization through the years and will be missed dearly. On behalf 2Michelle.com, I just want to say that
our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Marino family.
101 for Women - Updated Info! Friday, December, 5th, 2008
Hello Dolfans! Only
a few hours until my departure for Toronto, but I wanted to share with you the updated information for Pauline
Crowder's Football 101 for Women. This will be a great seminar!! Send this to all the women you know! GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
Final arrangements have been made for our "Football 101 for Women"
seminar on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm at the Miami Dolphins Facility [in the auditorium where the
Dolphins hold their team meetings] 7500 SW 30th Street, Davie (flyer attached).
Snacks will be provided. You may bring the beverage of your choice.
Please contact me with any questions. Feel free to forward this to anyone who may be interested in joining us.
Hey everyone! Only 4 short days until the
Dolphins face the Bills in Toronto and we can't wait! Despite the fact that we were in different cities last week, we
still put together a fun video and we hope you enjoy it! There's a little bit of recap from us and then a great interview
with miamidolphins.com journalist, Andy Kent. He gives us some history about how he got started in his career, gives us a play-by-play
of his Sunday routine and offers advice for aspiring sports writers/journalists. It's a really terrific
interview and you definitely want to check it out! You can find it at www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles
Football 101 For Women Friday, November
We hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving and that you're all looking forward to
this Sunday's game! As we mentioned earlier, we had the amazing opportunity to participate in the Bitchin' Dave and
Shed Dawg Radio Show (archive available on finsradio.net) with Pauline Crowder, mother of the Miami Dolphins' own Channing Crowder. She is dedicated to helping women understand
and love the game of football by teaching the Football 101 For Women seminars. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested,
please forward them the information, because as we've noticed, most women don't watch football simply because they
don't know the rules of the game. Once they do though, they are able to love it and will enjoy watching their favorite
team every weekend! Below are the details that we received from Pauline. We highly recommend this seminar!
Happy Thanksgiving, Ladies!!!
We have only one home game left in this 2008 regular season!
The Miami Dolphins play the San Francisco 49ers at Dolphins Stadium on Sunday, December 14th. I am putting together
another "Football 101 for Women" seminar on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 6:30p.m. It will be held at either
Dolphins Stadium or at the Miami Dolphins Training Facility in Davie. Cost - $20.
The Dolphins Stadium
Ticket Office is offering the following to participants of this "Football 101 for Women" class for the San Francisco
49ers game on 12/14/08:
· Special discounted
ticket offer at $31 · Seating is located in the Upper East End
Zone - based on availability · Other discounted seating options
are available, but this is the best/cheapest and these are also based on availability ·
Special recognition in the Game Day Magazine [The cutoff date for this offer is December 7th.]
contact me with any questions. Feel free to forward this to anyone who may be interested in joining us.
RSVP via phone or email. I look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
We want to wish everyone a very happy, healthy
and safe Thanksgiving holiday! And while you're waiting for the turkey to hit the table, be sure to check out our latest
video on www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles Here's hoping for a weekend of good food, great company and awesome football! Lets GO DOLPHINS!!!!
Radio and More! Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Hello Dolfans! The weather is getting
very cold up here in NYC, so I hope all of you Floridians are enjoying the warmth! Just a quick note to let you know that
our video from last weekend is now online! Check it out at www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles We had a great time with all of the Dolfans at Miami Mike's in New Jersey. Everyone there is awesome and they welcome ALL Dolphins fans, so make sure you go and visit. Tell them the
2Michelles sent ya! :)
More exciting news....we will be on Fins Radio tomorrow with our friends, Bitchin' Dave and Shed Dawg Mike! And....they will be interviewing a SURPRISE guest!!! Be sure to visit http://finsradio.net on Friday at 8:00pm EST. We can't wait to catch up with our buddies who we've missed so much since Web Weekend. Also,
Fins Radio airs shows every night of the week with some great hosts and terrific guests. All Dolphins, all the time!!!
Finally, we'll be heading back to The Hairy Monk for this Sunday's matchup against the Patriots. We're
sure it'll be packed full of Pats fans, but Tall Michelle and I are getting there early to claim our Dolphins
Corner! If you're in NYC, come cheer with us! And if you are in Miami, make sure you go to the stadium and show your support
for our team. They're giving us so much to be happy about this season and it would be great for them to look around the
stadium and see all the seats filled with aqua and orange! If you go to the game and you get some photos, please send them
to us so we can post them on our website.
Weekend V Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
Last weekend, we headed down to Miami
to participate in Web Weekend. It's a weekend organized by the Miami Dolphins to honor the people who run all of the fan
websites. This is the only team in the NFL that does something like this and we feel so fortunate to be a part of something
so special. This was our second year and we couldn't wait to get there and see all of our fellow Dolfan website
moderators! We made some amazing friends and it was such a fun reunion. The Dolphins took us on tours of the stadium
and training facility. We also had guest speakers and field passes. And then there was the game...seats at field level with
access to the hallway near the team locker room. We were able to high-five some of the players!!! SO COOL!!! We're
so excited to share both video and photos with you! The video is available at www.miamidolphins.com/2Michelles My pictures can be seen HERE. Tall Michelle is going to be uploading her photos soon and we'll be posting that link shortly.
Thanks again to Scott, Rodney, Michelle, Tom and the entire Miami Dolphins organization for this incredible weekend!
And special thanks to all of the other websites who were there. You guys made this weekend special and we're so excited
to be a part of this community! Can't wait to see you at Web Weekend VI!
Need Your Votes! Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
The election may be over, but we STILL NEED YOUR VOTES! There are 2 Miami Dolphins
players who have been nominated for Weekly NFL Honors and we want to make sure they WIN! Details and voting links below:
On the heels of Miami's 21-19 victory over the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday, safety Yeremiah Bell and tackle
Jake Long have been nominated for weekly NFL honors.
Bell is a nominee for the GMC Sierra Defensive Player
of the Week for Week 10. He led the Dolphins with nine tackles and defensed a two-point conversion attempt by Seattle to secure
the Dolphins' 21-19 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter. Voting is now open, and will remain open until
this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. (ET). To vote for Bell:http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=players-defense Long is a nominee
for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week for Week 10. He was part of an offensive line that led a running game that amassed 155
yards and two touchdowns on 27 attempts (5.7-yard average) and allowed only two sacks in the Dolphins' 21-19 win over
the Seattle Seahawks. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 12:00 p.m. (ET). To vote for Long: http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=rookies
Be sure to show your support and VOTE for two guys who contributed to our awesome victory over
the Seattle Seahawks! And speaking of that game, we were there as part of the Miami Dolphins Web Weekend. There's much
to tell and many photos to share! Details coming VERY SOON!
Win!! Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
What a great performance by the Miami Dolphins
on Sunday to beat their division rivals, the Buffalo Bills! This week Tall Michelle and I were in different locations because
I had a wedding to attend in Miami. So I was at the stadium and Tall was in NY and braved a Bills bar to get some funny interviews
with fans who thought their team was going to win. :) Stay tuned to www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles because the video will be posted shortly. In the meantime, make sure you vote for the 3 Dolphins nominated
for individual honors this week. They deserve it!!!
Coach Sparano is a nominee for Motorola's Coach of the Week for Week 8. He led the Miami Dolphins
to a 25-16 win over division rival Buffalo Bills. Dolphins QB Chad Pennington posted 314 yards in the air and one touchdown,
completing 22 of 30 attempts. Miami's LB Joey Porter's fourth-quarter sack of Bills QB Trent Edwards in the
end zone resulted in a safety. Miami's defense caused four turnovers including one 30-yard interception by CB Will Allen.
Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 12:00 p.m. (ET). http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=coaches
Chad Pennington is a nominee for the FedEx Air Player of the Week for Week 8. He passed for
314 yards and one touchdown completing 22 of 30 in the Dolphins' 25-16 win over the AFC East rival Buffalo Bills. Voting
is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 11:00 a.m. (ET). http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=players-air-and-ground Joey Porter is a nominee for the GMC Sierra
Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8. He contributed four tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in
the Dolphins' 25-16 win over the Buffalo Bills. Porter's fourth-quarter sack of Bills QB Trent Edwards in the end
zone resulted in a safety. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 12:00 p.m. (ET). http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=players-defense
The 2Michelles Rock
Video! Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
Libero and Rock-n-Roll!!! Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
Happy Wednesday, Dolfans!!
We are so excited to tell you about our Week 7 video, which is now available on www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles and via podcast HERE! We met up with Rich Libero, the author of "This Could Be The Year: My 30 Years as a Miami Dolphins Fan".
I discovered his book on Amazon.com a few months ago and immediately ordered it. Once it arrived, I could NOT put it down
and trust me when I say that you will be laughing out loud! I actually read part of it on an evening flight and I'm pretty
sure I woke everyone in my row while reading the chapter about the Jets! After Tall and I both finished reading it, we knew
we had to meet Rich! He was nice enough to stop in to let us do an interview and let me tell you, it's a must-see and
his book is a must-read! Click HERE to order your copy!
Also, we are beyond excited to share with you in this video, the one and only 2MICHELLES THEME SONG!!!!
Seriously, one of the greatest bands EVER, and our friends, the Gods of Fire (www.gods-of-fire.com) were so amazing and wrote us our very own theme song. We had a great time in the studio rocking
out with them!! Even better, the bassist is a huge Dolphins fan!!!
This weekend I will be down in Miami for a
wedding and thankfully the bride planned her vows for the day before a home game, so I'll get to go and cheer on our Fins!!
And, of course, I'll have our trusty video camera, so definitely e-mail us here on the site and let me know where you'll
be tailgating! Tall Michelle has something great planned for her and some other fellow Dolfans here in NYC. And she will also
have a camera to document it all. Have a great week and GO DOLPHINS!
6 Video Now Online! Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
We had a great time putting together this video for you guys! It contained the 3C's - Catch Up, Cooking and Community. In addition, we heard from some very
cool Dolfans at a bar on the Upper East Side of NYC called The Stumble Inn. We also had some fun recreating that amazing Wildcat
play that the Dolphins executed perfectly in the 1st Quarter of the game. And don't forget that you can take the 2Michelles
on the go with you by downloading our Podcast to your iPods or iPhones!
As a reminder, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and
there are several ways that you can help! On October 19th, the Dolphins will be collecting donations in the stadium and those
who donate are eligible to participate in a special halftime presentation at the October 26th game to help raise awareness.
And if you're not in the stadium on the 19th, you can still do your part by clicking HERE and purchasing some of the awesome pink merchandise available.
Last year on our website
we mentioned Donna, the mother of a very good friend of ours, who sadly lost her battle with breast cancer. She was a huge
football fan who always cheered on her team and encouraged and inspired those around her. We'd like to dedicate this video
to Donna, who is missed dearly.
Yum! Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
here are the ingredients for those amazing post-tailgate dishes that you saw us create with our friend, Chef Jay Shaffer of
Shaffer City Oyster Bar and Grill. The food was delicious and we highly recommend you all try this at home!
Chicken Quesadilla: Shredded Chicken, Salsa, Cilantro,
Red Onion, Chipolte Chili's, Cheddar, Jack and Mozzarella Cheese, Flour Tortillas.
OK, so we didn't win yesterday, but WHAT A GAME!!!
Never a dull moment and that Wildcat play is amazing!! We can't stop watching the replay. CLICK HERE TO WATCH. Football has always been great, but with all these new plays and with the way the team is performing together as a unit,
it really has been taken to a new level of fun! And you gotta love the announcer saying that "David Lee has become the
Picasso of the National Football League!" Can't wait to see what they have in store for the Ravens...we know
how much fun we had the last time they faced off! :) GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
5 Video and a 2Michelles Podcast!! Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
GREAT news, Dolfans! Our videos are now available as a podcast, which means that you can watch
them on your iPod anytime! Other great Dolphins podcasts available include Fins-TV, Dolphins Tonight Radio Show, Coach Sparano
Press Conferences, Player Interviews, Practice Highlights, Cheerleader Highlights and Training Camp Reports.
And be sure to watch our Week 5 Video! We drove out to an awesome Dolphins bar in Hartford, CT
called Woody's. "The Fish Tank" is where they cheer on our beloved Fins every weekend and it's seriously every
fans dream hangout! To watch this video, please go to www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles
Have a great week and GO DOLPHINS!!!
A Team of
Winners!! Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
After our big win against
the Pats, all you Dolfans voted and we had 3 members of our team honored with Weekly NFL awards. Now let's do it
again! On the heels of Miami's 17-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers this past Sunday, Head Coach Tony Sparano,
running back Ronnie Brown and tackle Jake Long have been nominated for weekly NFL honors.
Sparano is a nominee for Motorola's Coach of the Week for Week 5. He led his team to a 17-10 win over the San Diego Chargers,
the Dolphins' second win in as many games over a team that participated in last year's AFC Championship Game. The
Dolphins offense gained 390 total yards with RB Ronnie Brown running for 125 yards and one touchdown and QB Chad Pennington
passing for 228 yards and one touchdown and completing 22 of 29 passes. The Dolphins defense held the Chargers to only 10
points, that team's lowest output in 37 regular season games.
Long is a nominee for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week for Week 5. Long was a key part of an offensive line that
helped the offense average 5.6 yards per play and 4.2 yards per rush attempt and only allowed one sack in the Dolphins'
17-10 win over the San Diego Chargers.
October is Breast
Cancer Awareness Month Monday, October 6th, 2008
As we all know, football is more
than just a game. It's about family, community and lending a helping hand. The Miami Dolphins are doing just that by joining
in the fight against breast cancer. We are asking you to please do what you can to finally put an end to breast cancer. Read
on to see what the Dolphins are doing and how you can also help support this very worthy cause:
High Heel Walk – Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders
will walk in their fanciest heels alongside their families, friends and Dol-Fans representing “Team MDC” in the
High Heel Hike on October 11th in Ft. Lauderdale. This 1K walk supports the Breast Cancer Network of Strength and the
Young Survival Coalition, whose goal is to assist in action, advocacy and awareness as well as addressing breast cancer concerns
for young women ages 20-45.
Collection& Event Registration – At the Dolphins-Ravens game on October 19, the squad
will be collecting donations and encouraging fans to sign up to participate in a special breast cancer awareness halftime
program that will take place at the Dolphins-Bills game on October 26. With a donation, fans will receive a pink
Miami Dolphins Cheerleader T-shirt and the opportunity to be part of halftime.
G. Komen Race for the Cure – Veteran Cheerleader Rosamary will walk in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
in honor of her mother, Mariela Cuenca, a breast cancer survivor. Proceeds from this 5K race go to the Susan G. Komen
Foundation. In addition, the squad will perform at the race in Bayfront Park, Miami.
Pink Autograph Items – At the Dolphins-Bills game
on October 26, the squad will be collecting donations and special pink autographed Cheerleader items will be raffled during
pre-game on the Grand Plaza of Dolphin Stadium. All proceeds will benefit the UM Sylvester Foundation. At halftime,
Jazzercise instructors and students from Central and South Florida along with Dolphins Cheerleaders will do a special dance
in honor of breast cancer survivors.
Pink Merchandise – Throughout
the month of October, pink autographed Cheerleader merchandise, including pink poms, pink Cheerleader T-shirts and pink autographed
items will be available for purchase at www.MiamiDolphins.com A portion of the proceeds will benefit the UM Sylvester Foundation.
Player Wives & Family Members – Wives
and family members of Dolphin players will be handing out pink ribbons at all stadium entry gates prior to the kickoff of
the Dolphins-Bills game on October 26.
& Coaches’ Wives – Dolphins players and coaches’ wives will be taking part in breast cancer
awareness events throughout the month including the Key to the Cure benefiting UM Sylvester Cancer Center.
Jimmy Cefalo & Joe Rose! Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
with Justin Smiley Sunday, September 28th, 2008
Yet another reason for us to love
the Dolphins! They were kind enough to set up a conference call Q&A for several fan websites with Miami Dolphin
Justin Smiley and it was awesome! There were great questions and terrific answers. Many thanks to Scott Stone for setting
it up and to Justin Smiley for taking the time to talk to us. And a huge thanks to Brian Miller from PhinPhanatic.com for all of his help in coordinating the sites and for also recording and posting the interview. Click HERE to check it out. Enjoy!
Sunday, September 28th, 2008
Thanks to everyone who voted for the Players of
the Week nominations listed below. We are very excited to announce that Miami's own Tony Sparano, Ronnie Brown and
Joey Porter all won in their categories!
Hope you guys are having a great weekend! (Can't wait for
next week to see our Fins play again!)
Well Deserved Honors
- Make Sure You Vote!! Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
And the week continues to get even better!! We've had not one, not two, not three, but FOUR Miami Dolphins be
nominated for NFL honors this week and they ALL deserve to win, so please make sure you VOTE!!!
All info and links
is a nominee for Motorola's Coach of the Week for Week 3. Sparano and the Dolphins earned their first win
of the season and Sparano's first win as a head coach. The Dolphins ended their 11-game road losing streak and the
Patriots 12-game home winning streak at Gillette Stadium by gaining a total 461 yards and controlling the ball for over 32
minutes. Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown had a hand in all five of Miami's touchdown, running for four and passing to TE Anthony
Fasano for one 19-yard third-quarter score. The defense contributed to New England's biggest loss at home in seven seasons
by causing two turnovers and limiting the Patriots to 216 total net yards. http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=coaches to vote for Coach Sparano. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 12:00 p.m. (ET).
a nominee for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week for Week 3. Brown scored four rushing touchdowns including a 62-yard fourth
quarter run in the Dolphins' 38 - 13 win over the New England Patriots. Brown totaled 117 yards on 17 carries and also
completed a 19-yard touchdown pass. http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=players-air-and-ground to vote for Brown. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 11:00 a.m. (ET).
Joey Porter is a nominee for GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week for Week
3. Porter recorded three sacks, a forced fumble, and six tackles (three for a loss) in the Dolphins' 38-13 win over the
Patriots. http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=players-defense to vote for Porter. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. (ET).
Phillip Merling is a nominee for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week for Week 3.
Merling made three tackles, had his first NFL sack for a loss of four yards and recovered a fumble in the Dolphins' 38-13
win over the Patriots. http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=rookies to vote for Merling. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 12:00 p.m. (ET).
Jimmy Cefalo & Joe Rose on 2Michelles Video! Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
This week just keeps getting better! Today our video from Week 3 went up on www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles Make sure you watch so you can meet some of the great fans that we spoke to over the weekend!
Also, featured in the video are former Miami Dolphins Jimmy Cefalo and Joe Rose!!! We had so much fun talking
to these guys and hearing some of their great stories. A part of the interview is in our Week 3 video and the rest will be
posted during the Bye weekend. It was such an honor to talk to Jimmy and Joe and we thank them for taking the time to be a
part of our video. It was a dream come true!!
a Win!!! Monday, September 22nd, 2008
Like many of you, we are still running around with that natural high that comes after a big win like the one we witnessed
yesterday. WOW!!! That game was more than a win. That was a solid 4 quarters of amazing football!
We spent almost the entire game on our feet cheering and high fiving with the other Dolphins fans around us. It was AWESOME!
We'll have more posted later, along with photos from this amazing weekend.
Monday, September 15th, 2008 2Michelles Chat with Author Betsy Berns!
good news and bad news on this Monday morning.
We had an opportunity to sit down with Betsy Berns, the author of "The Female Fan's
Guide to Pro Football". It was such a cool experience and we want to share it with all of you. Make sure you visit the
Dolphins website and check out our Week 2 video. And while you're online, you definitely want to visit Betsy's site,
www.femalefan.com . Ladies - you do not have to be afraid of football anymore! Betsy does a great job of breaking it down so
that you learn about the game and realize what makes it so much fun to watch.
And while we're on the topic
of female fans, we also had a surprise guest, via e-mail. Pauline Crowder (Channing's mom!) sent us a great message which
we read on our video. You don't want to miss it! Pauline teaches Football 101 to women in South Florida. It sounds like
a great seminar and we think it's fantastic that Pauline is dedicating her time to getting women more involved in football.
Next week the 2Michelles are heading to Foxborough to see our Fins take on the Pats. Any other Dolfans making the
trip? Let us know!
Friday, September 12th, 2008 Looking Forward to Sunday!
We hope everyone is as excited
as we are for Sunday's game! It's so nice to have football season back again.
We can't wait until
this week's video is posted. Make sure you log onto www.MiamiDolphins.com/2michelles on Monday, the 15th to watch it. We have an AWESOME feature guest and everyone needs to check out this video!!!
Just wanted to share some photos with you from last week. One is with Adam, our favorite football traveler
and the others are from the bar this past Sunday.
Everyone have a great weekend and GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
Monday, September 8th, 2008 2Michelles Videos are BACK!
Football season has officially begun and with it a new series of 2Michelles videos! We are so ridiculously excited about
this season! It's a rebuilding time for the Dolphins and although the loss on Sunday was a bummer, we're really looking
forward to watching this new team grow. And we will keep cheering for that W!! Our videos this
season will focus on the game, the fans, some new locations and some very special guests! We've spent a lot of time
planning for this and we can't wait to share it with you! Our WEEK 1 video is posted on MiamiDolphins.com.
They have a new media player called Aquavision and it is AMAZING!!! Visit www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles and click on the link to our video. Once Aquavision opens up, you'll also have an opportunity to check out some
of our archived footage from last season. And we know we're repeating ourselves, but we are SO EXCITED
about the new season!!!
LET'S GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
Sunday, Sept. 7th, 2008 SUNDAY FOOTBALL!!!
It's finally here! A new season,
a new team and a new beginning!!! We are so excited to see our Dolphins take the field against the Jets. A little over an
hour until kickoff and we can't wait!! In honor of football season starting, we wanted to post some of our favorite
pictures of Dolphins players from Web Weekend last year. To one of our favorite female fans....the first picture is
for you. Pauline - you're AWESOME!
LET'S GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
Saturday, August 30th, 2008 ASK JAY
Some of you may recall Stacy and Sacha, two good
friends of mine who made a couple appearances in some of the 2Michelles videos. Well, Stacy and Sacha recently welcomed
Jay, the newest member of the Dolphins fan base, into this world. Of course, Stacy's shower gift from me was more orange/aqua
than the obligatory baby blue. As a token of thanks, Jay agreed to sit down and answer some questions I had about his
take on football and the Dolphins. Jay can't quite put his thoughts into words just yet, but he did a great job
using facial expressions....
Jay, who should I take with my #1 fantasy
football draft pick?
Jay, when you win the Heisman one day, how will
you pose for photos?
Jay, what's the best
way to hold the ball before a kick?
Jay, the Dolphins are looking good after this
pre-season. Can I get a high five?!
Jay, we know you can't wait to play for the Dolphins, but you have to wait
about 22 years before you can do that.
Jay, the Jets fans think their team can beat us. Isn't that funny?!?!
Stacy and Sacha - Congratulations on your
new addition! He's awesome!! Love, Short
Practice Makes Perfect
That title seems fitting for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, The
Dolphins. A 24-0 shut out of the Kansas City Chiefs! Love it! I know it was only pre-season, but if they keep winning games
like that into the regular season, then us Dolphins fans will be beyond ecstatic!! So here's hoping that their practice
will lead to perfect.
So, one of the things we deal with every football season is having
to share our bar (The Hairy Monk) with all of those pesky Pats fans. It's truly a love/hate relationship. Meaning that
we love to hate them and we hate the fact that we love that they are there for us to hate. (does that even make sense?!) In
any case, it's one of the things we can expect going into this upcoming season. Actually, Tall Michelle encountered a
few of them outside the bar last week when the Pats were playing the Eagles. They made a snide comment about her Dolphins
Well, I didn't realize it at first, but I'm being given 2 opportunities
to practice smack talking with Pats fans this week before the season starts.
1.) I'm heading out to see the
Yankees play the Red Sox tomorrow. And where there's Red Sox fans, there's Patriots fans.
going on Thursday to see the Giants play the Patriots. Now you all know that I'm a HUGE Dolphins fan, but you can bet
that I'll be cheering loudly for the Giants and stirring up trouble with anyone in a Brady jersey.
So there you have it. I like to call it my own personal pre-season. It doesn't really count for anything,
but it's good practice and it'll be a lot of fun!
Friday, August 22nd, 2008 Who Are the Chefs?!
This has got to be one of
my favorite commercials of all time and in honor of the Dolphins vs Chiefs pre-season game tomorrow, I thought I'd post
it for you guys. Tall Michelle and I tried everything in our power to get to Miami for the game this weekend, but unfortunately,
it would have involved an almost 4 hour trip just to get to the airport and back in NY. :( If anyone is going
to the game, please send us your photos so we can post them here and share them with everybody. Have a great weekend
and GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
Short Michelle and I have
always wondered what it would be like to play professional football and last night I found out...... sort of.
woke up this morning exhausted because last night in my sleep I had a dream that we were the only 2 women on an all male Olympic
football team. I know , there is no football in the Olympics but keep in mind this was a dream! At the end of the game our
team had won and we were awarded gold medals. The best in the world baby!! After winning we were treated to a celebration
at my Grandmom's house where Tony Sparano, Bill Parcells, and Jeff Ireland all came to congratulate us. Michelle and I
were the stars of the game!! They high-fived us and thanked us for our dedication and our win!! They were giving out autographs
but I couldn't find my 2Michelles football anywhere. I searched my Grandmom's house but to no avail. I didn't
get an autograph but Short did.....she knew exactly where her football was......always the organized one, even in a dream!!
I know this was only a dream but as tired as I am this morning I feel as if I definitely played 4 quarters of
a professional game! Who knows, maybe one day there will be football in the Olympics and Michelle and I will be right there
on the field playing, or at the very least be there to cheer them on!!
Until then, we'll just opt for looking the
Monday, August 11th, 2008 On the Road to Something Better
The theme for this season is Rebuilding and the Dolphins continue to do just that. They recently signed former
Jets QB Chad Pennington.
There have been mixed reactions around the message boards. It's
weird to see one of the hated Jets in Dolphins colors! But we're noticing the feedback tends to be more positive than
negative, and we agree. He's a good addition to the team and we're looking forward to seeing what he can do.
Pat Kirwan on NFL.com wrote an interesting article about the ongoing reshaping of the Dolphins. Click HERE to check it out.
In the meantime, here are some more photos from last season's
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
Nine Days In
The Miami Dolphins have been hard at work
having completed 9 days of Training Camp. Much of it taking place in the South Florida heat. Not an easy thing. But, it's
been great to see them out on the field doing what they do. Sparano posted the first depth chart today, but it's certainly
not set in stone. It will be interesting to watch the first pre-season game this Saturday and see how they do.
going to the game? Unfortunately we're too far away and work is not permitting us to take the time off, but we'd love
to hear from those of you that will be there! Share your photos/stories with us and we'll post them here.
Dolphins aren't the only ones working these days. We've been planning and brainstorming ideas for the next generation
of 2Michelles videos. We've got some great ideas and we can't wait for the season to finally start!
Here are some more photos from last season that we wanted to share with you. Enjoy!
Friday, July 25th,
Training Camp is Finally Here!!
Hey Dolphins fans! Football season is well underway with the start of Training Camp. Our team is so young
and so new that we can't help but be really excited about what we're going to see from them! New players, new coach,
new staff. There's a real buzz surrounding this team and what the future holds for them.
And in the meantime, we wanted to share with you these articles from Andy Cohen and Andy Kent written in anticipation of
this weekend. They've provided great insight into what we can look out for and there's a nice breakdown of seven of
the position battles that will be taking place.
And from us, here are some more photos from the road last season as we continue to look
back on all the awesome people we met.
Have a great weekend and GO
Wednesday, July 23rd,
Tom "T-Rock" Eddie - Rest in Peace
We are very sad to report that Tom "T-Rock" Eddie, a fellow Dolphins fan website owner,
has lost his battle with cancer. Tom was a founder and active member of Phinfever.com, which is an amazing Dolphins fan website.
When we started our site, we made friends with a lot of the other fans on Phinfever and Tom was one of the first to welcome
us and for that we are forever grateful. His very good friend Dave wrote some very kind words about him and we invite
you to visit www.phinfever.com to read about T-Rock and pay your respects.
T-Rock - You will be dearly missed.
Monday, July 21st, 2008
A Look Back
Recently we became
a little nostalgic and started looking through old photos from our 2007 adventure around the NFL. We're going to spend
the next couple weeks looking back and posting pictures of all the awesome Dolphins fans we met last year. Thanks again for
making it a fun-filled season! Enjoy!
PS….JT - We sure are going to miss seeing
you in a Fins jersey! :(
Monday, June 23rd,
Hey guys! TD has made it through the first two rounds and now he's up against the Baltimore Ravens mascot
Poe. Please make sure you log onto CBS Sportsline and VOTE today! Remember how sweet the victory against the Ravens was last year?
Let's beat them again by voting TD through to the Finals!!!
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Vote for T.D.!!
The Miami Dolphins and the N.Y. Jets really hate
each other, so let's have them brawl in the opening round of the Mascot contest.You have the Jets' unofficial mascot,
Fireman Ed, who may or may not have coined the famous "J-E-T-S, Jets!, Jets!, Jets!" chant.
The Dolphins' official mascot, T.D., has held
his position since April of 1997. We all know that dolphins are generally very intelligent and friendly marine mammals. When
it comes to football mascots, though, T.D. is pressed to employ these two traits to entertain Miami fans. Rumor has it he
rolls with the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders, who think he’s just adorable.
Let's all VOTE NOW to make sure that T.D. wins this competition!
We would like to send out some very special birthday wishes to our good friend, Marni, who has been an awesome participant
in so many of our videos! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARNI!!!!!!
Thursday, May 15th, 2008
Jason Taylor in the Finals!!!
It's been one
heck of a season on Dancing with the Stars and we couldn't be happier that our very own Jason Taylor is now in the FINALS!!!
Tall Michelle and I both had to work late on Tuesday night, but around 10pm, we sat down, Dolphins hats on, and watched as
they announced the three couples making it to the finals. There was cheering, high-fiving and toasting to #99!
sure you tune in on Monday night to see JT bring it to win it!
And in case you missed the 2Michelles take on the
dance floor, you can visit www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles to see the 2-part video where we set out to see if we have what it takes to Cha-Cha, Salsa and Rumba like the stars!
I'm heading to the studio tomorrow for more Samba, Waltz, Fox Trot and Swing with my brand new dancing shoes.
I definitely found a new hobby with this dancing thing. I can see why Jason enjoys it as much as he does!
a great weekend and DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR JASON TAYLOR ON MONDAY NIGHT!!!
PS....We apologize for the delays with updating the site. We experienced some technical difficulties,
but everything is now resolved. Thank you for your patience.
Friday, May 9th, 2008
JT - Still In It To Win It!!!
Dolfans! Hope everyone had a nice week and is looking forward to a great weekend. I'm sure everyone was on the edge of
their seats Tuesday night awaiting the results of the Dancing with the Stars elimination. After Monday night's
performances, it was anyone's game.
As per usual, Tall Michelle and I were glued to the TV, clad in our Dolphins
gear. The competition is getting tough and Monday resulted in great reviews for one of JT's dances and some not so great
remarks on his second. Thankfully, all of the fans voted him through to the second round and we'll see him dance again!
Being the great athlete that he is, I'm sure he took in all the comments and is working hard for the
next performance on Monday. We can't wait to see it! We would love to hear your thoughts on JT's dancing. Feel
free to send us a message or leave a comment in the guestbook.
Oh, and by the way...JT isn't the only one
dancing! After we completed our dancing video, Stepping Out Studios was nice enough to invite us back for a month of classes, our choice! I gladly took them up on their offer and tonight I'm
going in for Lesson 2 of Samba, Waltz, Fox Trot and Swing! It's been a lot of fun and great exercise. JT is still better,
but I'm catching up! :) Tall Michelle hasn't started her classes yet, but rumor has it she's signing
up to learn the Hustle! There's no adventure too great when it comes to us!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, May 1st, 2008
2Michelles Draft Day Video - Part II Now Online!!
We are very excited to share with you our Draft Day video from Saturday! Hopefully
you enjoyed Part I and now the Miami Dolphins have posted Part II.
2Michelles Report from the NFL Draft 2008 - Part I
It was an exhausting weekend, but we had a fantastic time! And now we're very excited to share our videos with our fellow
Please log onto www.miamidolphins/2michelles to see Part I, which covers all of the fans who started lining up on Friday after work. Their stories are great
and we had a lot of fun meeting all of them!
Also, we were fortunate enough to be interviewed by former Miami Dolphin and CBS broadcaster, Kim Bokamper! To check
out what we had to say, click HERE. (Our part begins at about 11:35 in the clip).
And don't forget to log in to www.miamidolphins.com to see our videos from this amazing weekend! Special thanks to all of the terrific football fans that stopped to
talk to us!
Saturday, April 26th, 2008
Live from the NFL Draft!
Hey Dolfans! We couldn't be any more excited than we are right now! We spent 7 1/2 hours interviewing fans here at Radio
City Music Hall and boy is that an enthusiastic bunch! Fans of all 32 teams (including TONS of Dolphins fans) camped out overnight
and braved the rain to wait in line for tickets.
Right now we're inside Radio City and they are about 6 picks in. The energy here is amazing and we can't wait
to share our footage with you. Be sure to check on www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles . Our videos should be posted shortly.
Hey football fans! Third time's a charm, right? This will be our third year in a row waking up early on a Saturday
morning and heading out to Radio City Music Hall to be with our fellow Dolfans for what is shaping up to be an exciting
We've received messages from many of you expressing your excitement over Jake Long joining the team and we definitely share those emotions with you! He's a great addition to the team and we can't wait to
see him play in a Dolphins uniform!
The first pick is taken care of, but there are many more to go and we're looking forward to seeing what happens!
If you are planning on attending the draft, please let us know. If you can't make it, we hope you will catch our videos
on the Miami Dolphins Website.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
Dancing with the....2Michelles?!?!
That's right! We set out to see if we can do what Jason Taylor has been doing every week for his gig on the TV show Dancing with the Stars. Is it really as tough as he says it is? Does he simply make it look easy?
We strapped on some dancing shoes and hit the studio to give it a try! Let's just say it made for some very interesting
and funny footage that we're very excited to share with you!
Check out www.miamidolphins.com/2michelles to see our two-part journey through Rumbas, Cha-Chas and Salsas and to see if we can be both die-hard football fans AND ballroom
For more information on dance lessons in the New York City area, please visit www.steppingoutstudios.com and don't be afraid to give it a go!
Make sure you tune in on Monday evenings to see Jason Taylor rock the dance floor and don't forget to vote for him after
Friday, March 21st, 2008
Wow, I can't believe it's been 2 months since the last update on this site! When I logged in I was amazed I still remembered
how to use this program. :)
Where has the time gone? Well, I recently shipped off to London for over a month as part of a short-term assignment through
work. Sadly, I missed the Super Bowl, but was woken up at 3:00am thanks to numerous texts and messages congratulating the
Dolphins on keeping their perfect record. It was tough going back to sleep after that. I was stunned. Still have the game
saved on my DVR and am looking forward to watching it.
So you can only imagine my surprise after leaving for a few short weeks and coming back to all sorts of changes with
my beloved Dolphins. The biggest, of course, and the one that filled my in-box with "I'm sorry" e-mails from friends, was
the departure of my favorite player, Zach Thomas. Holy crap. I can't believe I'm going to see him in Cowboys gear next season.
That's gonna hurt. But better than Jets or Pats gear. (always have to look on the bright side!)
Now I'm left with the task of buying a jersey for the new season. Any suggestions??
I've also come back to find Jason Astaire, er, Taylor, strutting his stuff on Dancing with the Stars! I think it's so great that he signed on for the show! That stuff is NOT easy. Also something I've got saved on DVR and can't
wait to watch!
Perhaps JT can recommend a choreographer to teach us a new dance since we can no longer do the Marty Booker dance. We
(and our friend Tino who came up with the dance) will definitely miss seeing him on our team!
So Jesse Chatman has gone to the Jets. Crap. I really like him and am sad that he won't take the field as a Dolphin in
the upcoming season. I do wish him the best of luck. (just not too much luck when he's playing against Miami!) :)
Lots of changes going on and many new faces joining the team. I can't wait to see what they and Tony and Tuna have in
store for us.
Tall Michelle and I are really excited about the upcoming NFL Draft and YES, we will be there and NO I won't be on vacation
like last year! Please let us know if you or any other Dolphins fans you know will be there.
Thank you to everyone who has be e-mailing us through the website and our MySpace page. We promise to reply very soon
and continue to update our website more frequently now that we are both in the country and work seems to be mellowing
out a bit.
January 14th, 2008
2Michelles in GLAMOUR Magazine!!!
Check out the February issue
of Glamour Magazine as the 2Michelles bring football into the world of fashion! We had such a great time in London that we
wanted to share it with as many people as possible, and the people at Glamour were nice enough to let us do that. And we couldn't
be prouder to wear our Dolphins gear in a high fashion magazine! We hope you get a chance to check it out! (Sorry the images
aren't very clear).
--Photo Credit to John P. Burns - Thanks for your help! :)
Offseason Updates Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
Sorry for the delay in updating the site. This has proven to be a very busy
and eventful off-season thus far. As some of you may already know, Tall Michelle has relocated back home to South
Carolina to pursue some new career opportunities. I'm sure you'll all join me in wishing her all the best in
Have no fear, this is not the end of 2michelles.com! Tall will be back
for visits and we're definitely going to plan to meet up at a game or two in the upcoming season. The website
will continue to be updated and we'll be bringing you some great stories from the new home of the NYC Dolphins hangout,
Third and Long. We're also looking forward to reporting on a possible South Carolina Dolphins fan club that Tall is working
on getting started.
I've posted some photos below from Tall Michelle's going away
party at Third and Long. It was a bittersweet evening because although we had a great time, it was also a time
to say bon voyage.
Please continue to visit 2michelles.com for more frequent updates (I promise!)
and also for some info on an NYC NFL Draft Party!! We've got a lot of exciting things planned for the off-season,
as well as the 2009 NFL season, so be sure to keep checking back!!!
Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Heat.... Monday, December 22nd, 2008
.....nor painfully freezing
conditions in Kansas City, will keep these Miami Dolphins from a victory!!! One word - WOW! It was an exciting,
roller coaster, back and forth kind of game. The type of game that you hate to love. Happy one minute, nervous the next,
pacing back and forth and willing your team to win with every last cheer! And there was no lack of cheering over at Third and Long, the official home of NYC Dolfans. We had approximately 23 fans in attendance (and mind you, lots of people are
out of town). The fight song was belted out for every touchdown, and in fact, Curtis, the manager, played the song on the speakers after one of our fellow Dolfans pulled up the song on his iPod.
AWESOME! Check out our celebratory group photo below. Everyone had an amazing time and several people are planning
to make the trip to the Meadowlands next Sunday for the big showdown against the Jets! More Sunday photos available HERE.
We saw some superstars in the game yesterday (Pennington, Fasano, Bess, etc), but I just have to extend
my appreciation to EVERYONE who was out there (players, coaches, fans, etc). I walked to work this morning in 13 degree
weather (0 degrees with the wind chill) and it was brutal! I can only imagine how tough that was on everyone who spent nearly
4 hours out there in that cold. But well worth it, I'm sure to see that game!